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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
607.937.5371
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass... more » Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections. « less
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip to the Museum (the first was over ten years ago), and we were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of the exhibits. This is one of those museums where almost every inch is worth spending time at, from the historical exhibits to the creations of the newer artists to the demonstrations to even the gift... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were driving from Niagara Falls to NYC and wanted a place to stop to take a break along the way. It was a lovely area and we visited during the height of fall foliage. The museum itself was very, very nice. Lots of unbelievably beautiful glass pieces and a nice history of glass making and the different design styles.... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to have been a part of your Niagara Falls intinerary; it's a nice way to break up the trip. We are glad that you appreciated our collection and our GlassMarket. Perhaps the next time you can make your own glass and have first-hand experience with the material and techniques. Thanks again and... More

TORONTO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We decided not to go into the museum since we didn't want to pay the entrance fee...$16 each or $13.50 with AAA; however we did go down to the shops. What was interesting is that many of the glass items they were selling were made in China...not sure if anyone noticed that or they just wanted to buy something as... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope that the next time you come to visit that you are able to go into the museum galleries and demonstrations. The GlassMarket can be a feature for many guests as it is one of the largest museum gift shops in the country. We aim to have appropriate signage on all items so that... More

Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This museum offered a diversity of exhibits and kept us busy for more than a day. Your ticket offers two days of access, so if the tour busloads of visitors get overwhelming, you can come back to finish your exploration. The contemporary glass exhibit was exceptional, nicely displayed, and offered a variety of techniques to help appreciate the intricacies of... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of the museum. So many visitors like learning about the 2 day admission we provide as it allows in the flexibility of itinerary just like you mentioned. It sounds like you may have missed the Crystal City Gallery which explains the early glass history of... More

Rye, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Corning Museum of Glass is just that. There is an enormous gallery that shows the complete history of glass as well as one of contemporary glass. Various demonstrations are presented throughout the day and are well done. There is also the opportunity to make your own glass. The additional price of making your own glass is very reasonable. There... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and write a review. It sounds like you took the time to experience the art, history, and science of glass! It also sounds like you have a handmade souvenir that will hold memories of your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to visit and review. All the best! More

Rye, NY
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204 reviews 204 reviews
145 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The museum contains displays that trace the history of glass-making and an extensive collection of more modern glassware, all with extensive descriptions. Whether you are a glass aficionado or not, you will find something beautiful and interesting. There are also several 15 minute presentations/demonstrations that focus on different aspect of glass design and uses, from creating with heat to the... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! You mention a lot of great things that some visitors miss - including the Carder Gallery, 2 day admission, and the combo ticket to our museum friends at The Rockwell Museum. Thank you for spending time exploring glass, making glass, and sharing your experiences with other travelers. All the best! More

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Three generations visited and loved the museum. The Hot Glass Show and other demos were the main attraction for us. In fact, we liked the Hot Glass Show so much that we watched it three times over two days. What really pushed the experience over the top for us was getting to make our own glass projects in The Studio.... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

What a wonderful idea to make this into a family trip for the girls. We hope that you found the experiences to be memorable and provide great opportunities to spend time together. We are thrilled that you took the time to experience multiple shows and also create multiple Make Your Own Glass projects. These will surely be great reminders of... More

Carlsbad, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is the best collection of glass and history. The Lalique exhibit was so impressive. Make sure you sign up for glass blowing/ making and don't forget to see a glass blowing demonstration. Surprisingly there were numerous hands on science activities for the kids. We had fun

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you took the time to see our collection gallery, and even took some time to focus on the importance of Lalique on the glass world in our changing gallery. Thank you for taking the time to explore and review! All the best and safe travels! More

Clarence, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Corning museum of Glass is a great place to visit in the fall! Glass pumpkins everywhere! Beautiful glass art exhibits and really interesting live demonstrations.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit and review. We hope you picked a few pumpkins to take with you and remind you of your trip. Or maybe you made your own glass pumpkin in our workshop! Thanks again! More

Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went here one morning before wine tasting. It was very impressive. I was surprised how big it was. There is a lot to see....and the collection on display was huge. If you are a AAA member...you get a discount....so it was like 13-14 bucks. Very well kept....clean and orderly... Gift shop has nice stuff but very pricey....only affordable items was... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We believe that wine and culture are the perfect pairing! It sounds like you found our hours to be convenient (open everyday from 9am-5pm) and our admission to be a valuable part of your Finger Lakes vacation. Thanks again for reviewing and recommending us to other travelers. All the best! More

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